Selected Life Lesson
Your attitude determines your happiness. You can choose to be happy. You can chose to be healthy.
-Allyson M’s Life Lesson from Iowa City, Iowa
Not a day goes by where I don’t think about happiness. What will really make me happy in life? What food will make me happy? Will taking this nap really make me happy? What people, what profession, what car, what vacation will make me happiest … ? The list can go on and on.
But I have also come to the conclusion that there are two truths about happiness. First is a lesson from my favorite band, Switchfoot. Years ago they recorded a song, “Happy is a Yuppie Word.” When I heard them in concert, their lead singer explained that the right word to search for, is “blessed.” Happy is just a subjective term we need a better word to define our lives.
I believe the second truth is that we all have it within ourselves to make the determination that we are blessed. We, as humans, get to determine nearly everything about our lives.
So, it is time to re-take that control and choose to be happy and healthy. Determine today to look at the glass as half-full!